Welcome to the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop where today we are sharing Carry Over Products. Today we will share with you a whole host of products that would be perfect for projects and class events.
I just know that my dear friend Manuela has shared some gorgeous projects using the Piece of Cake set. They are just gorgeous and I know I’ll be recreating those and considering for a class.
For me, I just had to get creative with this Little Elephant. A cute little guy, who makes for the perfect Baby Shower focal point.
The popularity of Baby Showers has increased somewhat over the years in Europe. Sending invitations, decorating the venue, providing gifts and jazzing up cupcakes is all-encompassing. I have therefore designed these projects to either be made at home or with your Demonstrator and your friends. A great way to gather friends together and get crafty, whilst being joyfully productive.
I never had a Baby Shower and have actually only ever been to one so although the thought of a class like this was good, some research was needed. When browsing Pinterest for trends, I was surprised to see how the colour palette of such events had changed. No longer the pastel shades you’d initially think of. One popular new trend appears to be adding Gold to a deep Green for a gender neutral Baby Shower. Unusual, I hear you say, but I felt I needed to give it a go.
Little Elephant is a fabulous little Stamp Set that’s perfect for baby cards. Sold in a Bundle with a 10% discount this month, this Stamp Set and coordinating punch form the basis for these projects. These products are carrying over, but not as a bundle, so now is a great time to purchase them.
What you’ll make in this Carry Over Class:
A party won’t take place without invitations, so a basic card, suitable for your guests to come and welcome baby, is a must. A Gray Granite card base, teamed with crisp white, adds balance to the darker shade of Mossy Meadow. The freshness of Soft Sea Foam and the contemporary twist of Gold Foil, make this set rich and classy.
The beauty of these cards is, it’s all one layer stamping. Three Inks and some die cutting. The Elephant punch was used to create the twine notch at one end, by using the curve of the elephant’s back.
About to Pop?
Treats are a must to keep your guests happy and with a baby about to pop, but better than a bag of popcorn? Our Food Safe Gusseted Cellophane Bags are just perfect to fill with edible treats like this. I’ve simply embellished with a flash of Soft Sea Foam, a flash of Gold Foil and some layered punched circles and an Elephant. The balloons were hand cut with scissors. Don’t you just love the addition of the elephant’s ear? Even the golden colour of the Popcorn blends with this colour theme.
More treats and this time, I’m using the little Acetate Boxes with a belly band of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. A little Thank you gift for your guests to take away. Again, the Gold Foil wrapped chocolate balls, add to the theme and match the bunting.
Cakes all round
Rosette Cupcake Toppers are easy to create and so very striking on mass. Score up a whole piece of cardstock in one go, before cutting down to create your rosettes, its easier than doing one at a time. Mass production is the name of the game when prepping for a party.
The fine Gold Baby die-cut word works so well with the elephant and umbrella. The Well Written Dies are another fabulous Carry Over product that I’m grateful to see in the new Catalogue.
Are the Mossy Meadow, Soft Sea Foam and Gold growing on you yet?
At the end of the day, who can resist giving the baby a gift? The Mum to be will soon have a whole host of Thank you cards to send out, so again, stamping up a batch in advance is helpful.
By now, Mum and Baby are likely to have met, so what better images than teaming up both sizes of the elephant in celebration.
Don’t have a die cutting machine? Well, if you didn’t have one, you could simply use a good sentiment stamp set to stamp and/or heat emboss the words Gold.
With the cardstock, foil and remaining twine, I created a fun string of bunting to decorate the room. Some relatively simple creations that would be fun created with friends. If you’d like a basic tutorial on these projects, then click below and enjoy.
Now I hope you have enjoyed my share with you today and I hope you’ll now head over to see what Narelle has to offer. I love her colour palette and choice of products too.
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